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Leadership (MA)


Course Description

The Leadership MA will explore and critique educational leadership and management theory, research and practice. It will encourage students to reflect on and challenge their practice as an educational leader or manager. Students will investigate how the intersections of policy and practice influence leaders and managers of schools, institutions and systems, and examine how leaders and managers can improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Key Information

- Application dates
January 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 7 December 2015

April 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015

October 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements .

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international .

Degree Information

This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of how leaders and managers can nurture relationships with their communities, investigating how leaders and managers can address issues of race, gender and class within educational organisations to improve student outcomes. It will enable students to join a professional network with other participants from London and around the world.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (60 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits).

- Core Modules
Leading and Managing Change and Improvement
Doing and Using Leadership Management and Research

- Options
Coaching and Mentoring Principles, Theory and Application to Practice
Leadership for the Learning Community
Leading in Diverse Cultures and Communities
Other elective modules offered within the UCL Institute of Education may also be taken, subject to approval
The following distance learning module is also recommended:
Evaluation and Inspection for Educational Improvement
The following modules available from the University of London International Programme (subject to confirmation)
Developing Personal Leadership Skills
Exploring Educational Policy
Finance and Resource Management
Values, Vision and Moral Purpose

- Dissertation/report
Students undertake a dissertation of 20,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching is delivered through face-to-face teaching, facilitation, multi-media presentations and activity-based learning. Each module is supported by materials on our virtual learning environment. The programme is assessed through coursework and the dissertation.

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .

- IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Centenary Research Scholarships
Value:
Eligibility: EU students
Criteria:

- IOE COLFUTURO Fee Partnership
Value: UCL provides a 50% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year)
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria: Based on academic merit

- IOE Commonwealth Distance Scholars
Value: Fees and some expenses
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE CONICyT Fee Partnership
Value: IoE provides a 20% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year)
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Erasmus Bursary
Value: £350/month (1)
Eligibility: UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Fulbright
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE International Master's Student Bursaries
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Vietnam International Education Development Scholarships - PGT
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Windle Trust Scholarship
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Careers

The Leadership MA is a proven programme which our students have found to be invaluable in enhancing their current roles. A significant number have used both the skills and the qualification as a platform for career advancement. Typically they move into senior leadership positions within their selected phase of working. Subsequently many move on to headship or principalship. A smaller number elect to continue their exploration of education through doctoral studies.

Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as principals/head teachers, while others have jobs as university academics.

Top career destinations for this degree:
- Assistant Head Teacher, Sir John Cass Secondary School (2011)
- Director of Learning, St Paul's Way Trust School (2012)
- Head of Science, The City of London Academy (2012)
- Deputy Head Teacher, St Augustines CE Primary School (2013)
- Senior Leader, Drayton Manor High School (2013)

- Employability
Though academic in focus the programme is practical in terms of application. Students develop skills in leading staff, working with teams, professional issues of supporting and challenging motivation, leading change, assessing research claims and developing research engaged institutions. Wider philosophical and value stances are explored and these are particularly pertinent in working in a truly global context.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The quality, depth and breadth of the Department of Learning and Leadership research and development work is borne from its excellent reputation. Not least for promoting new knowledge for and about leadership, in London, nationally and internationally.

The department supports educational and public sector leadership for improving the life chances of individuals and communities, working in partnership with practitioners and policymakers at the critical edge of research and practice.

The department is at the forefront of developing research, new knowledge and publications for and about leadership and learning.

Application and next steps

- Applications
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

- Who can apply?
The Leadership MA is suitable for both current middle leaders and aspirational senior leaders. It has particular relevance in leading schools in the context of the changing educational landscape. Additionally leaders from further and higher education and para education services have found the programme germane to their professional development.

What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Leadership at graduate level
- why you want to study Leadership at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

For more information see the Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply .

Visit the Leadership (MA) page on the University College London website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

Two years' leadership experience or, if you do not have such experience, we will ask you to demonstrate how your professional role(s) have enabled you to understand organisations and leadership, and how this programme may benefit your future career objectives.

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